An office romance seems pretty taboo, right? The thought of keeping your professional and personal lives separate seems to make a lot of sense, and I completely get it
But what if you meet someone you just click with? What if you meet that person who always makes you laugh, makes you smile when he or she walks in the room and whom you really enjoy being around?
I am a firm believer that personalities just click, and sometimes, you can't fight it. No matter how hard you try to avoid it, you two have a connection that can't be ignored. I've had a couple of jobs where people from the office go together, and it wasn't a big deal. I'm pretty sure my last job had about five to six couples that everyone knew about.
I've also met some people who believe you shouldn't date a co-worker. It can be a huge disrupter at the office, and it can take all of your attention away from your professional achievements. For me, it's a tricky topic. I'm a hopeless romantic, but I'm also very driven to conquer all of my goals. Would dating a co-worker distract me from that? Would I get so caught up in my new boo that work just take the backseat?
Possibly, but I think finding love is sometimes worth the risk. I think that if you meet someone you genuinely care about, you don't want to lose him or her. We all struggle with this balance at some point in our lives, but we eventually figure it out.
Honestly, I don't think too many people let a new relationship take over their lives that much, especially those who are very driven. They know how to maintain balance, and that will not change once they get into a relationship with a co-worker.
If you're worried about office gossip, stop stressing. Your relationship is just that: yours. People will learn to mind their business and stay out of yours. You just need to give it time.
So, is it really worth the risk? I think it depends on the couple, but it is something to think about and consider. It is a matter of priorities and what you really want. If you really want to be with this person, you will make the right choice for yourself.
I say go for it. I mean, what's the worst that can happen? As long as you follow your company guidelines that concern office relationships, you're in the clear.
I believe everything happens for a reason, and people come into your life when they are supposed to. So, you meet your soulmate at work. Who cares? That was the way fate played out, and I think you should go with it.
Communication is key, and setting some standards within your relationship can make it all worthwhile. One of my favorite couples work together, and they have a fantastic marriage and work life. Balance and understanding are key.
Always remember to talk it out. Express your concerns and why you are hesitant. If it is meant to be, and you both want it, you will figure it out and make it work.
If you have your eye on someone in the office, someone you can't stop thinking about, then go for it. We all want to be loved, and if you just happen to find it in the workplace, that is OK. People meet all the time, and I don't think meeting at work is the worst scenario to be in. Why?
1. You have a common interest because you're at the same job or in the same industry. 2. You have some mutual contacts you can get feedback from. 3. You can help motivate each other because you get what he or she is going through at work.
Any relationship can end for a multitude of reasons, but we still risk getting hurt in the name of love. Why should an office romance be any different? I mean, do you really want to miss out on the chance to be with the person who could potentially be your future husband or wife? I didn't think so.